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Caring For A Family Member With A Neurological Condition

Annexes are the ideal solution for keeping your elderly relatives close by.

When we grow older, our parents and other family members grow older with us and it can be worrying to be away from them. Especially if they’re in the position where needing help is a common occurrence. It doesn’t matter whether they need help with simple daily tasks or with a condition that they’re living with.

Family Annexe has six unique annexe models and are delighted to help you and your family to remain close. Feeling close by is a sure way to ease both your own and your family’s anxieties, and an annexe can grant you that. It also means that you don’t have to place them into a home to be cared for.

What Is A Neurological Condition?

Conditions that affect the brain, spine, or nerves is referred to as a neurological condition. Because these organs control both your mind and your body, neurological conditions can have an impact on how you feel, think, and interact with the outside world.

Regardless of age, anyone can have a neurological condition. In fact, in the UK alone, one in six people are affected by a neurological condition.

A variety of symptoms are the result of structural, biochemical, or electrical abnormalities in the brain, spinal cord, or other nerve areas. Paralysis, weak muscles, shaky coordination, loss of feeling, convulsions, confusion, pain, and altered degrees of consciousness are just few examples of symptoms.

What Can Cause A Neurological Condition?

The particular causes of neurological issues can vary, and research is always ongoing. This is because it’s not always possible to pinpoint the exact origin of a neurological condition. But things that can attribute toward it are brain or spinal cord injuries, nerve trauma, lifestyle, or environmental health problems such as malnutrition.

A person’s genetics, their environment, bacterial or viral infections, and accidents are also just a few variables that can contribute to neurological issues. There are numerous known neurological illnesses, some of which are rare but many which are not.

Types of Neurological Conditions

Over 600 neurological illnesses are already recognised and as diagnostic methods advance, this number keeps rising. Many doctors will categorise neurological conditions into broad categories.

Sudden onset conditions like a stroke or traumatic injury. Some issues are more irregular, like epilepsy. These are intermittent conditions. The conditions that worsen over time, such as dementia or Parkinson’s, are progressive.

Their final category is stable with changing needs. Cerebral palsy, narcolepsy, and fibromyalgia are examples of this.

Neurological Care

Neurological care refers to the specialised treatment and support given to people with neurological problems. It places a strong emphasis on promoting people’s health, happiness, and ability to live fully.

These people usually have complex needs since neurological illnesses can affect a person’s movement, speech, behaviour, and mental health.

Neurological care may include long-term residential care, home care, respite care, and neurorehabilitation. It depends on a person’s needs and their preferences, too. Those receiving neurological care may be provided with it by a variety of healthcare professionals. Including nurses, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, and health care assistants.

How Our Annexes Could Help You

We are aware that by building your annexes, we are enabling families to remain together, and we take this obligation very seriously. Quality comes first in our procedure, which is designed to reduce stress. The second best thing is affordability.

Every single one of our annexes is designed for comfort and to give the occupant plenty of space. But should certain things need amendments, we can do that for you, too.

Features Intended To Help

You can select from a variety of kitchen units, handles, countertops, and appliances in each of our fully equipped kitchens. This is all standard in our annexes. All base and wall units, worktops, handles, LED downlights, a ceramic hob and electric oven, a stainless steel sink and tap are also included as standard.

So that’s one less thing to worry about when your relative begins living in their new annexe home.

Our regular shower rooms combine comfort and functionality, but wet rooms are ideal solutions especially if the occupant has a mobility concern.

Get in Touch

Contact us if our standard annexes or specifications don’t have what you need or are looking for. Our roots are in custom design and construction, and we’re happy to discuss the advantages and costs of creating something that is genuinely unique.

We’ll answer any questions you have about garden annexe living and offer you guidance or advice should you ask for it. We’re a friendly lot so don’t hesitate to send us an email at or phone us on 0330 1332 668!